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Jersey Boys Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 75



2.5 star rating Anonymous from Madison, Wisconsin


With a weak to average falcetto and nasaly-sounding normal range I'm really surprised a better voice for Valli could not have been cast.

2.5 star rating Shakespeare from Kent, Washington


We were very disappointed with the swearing. The singing was not very good in the first half and improved a little in the 2nd half. I'm glad I bought my tickets on discount and didn't pay full price. I don't recommend the show. Sorry.

2.5 star rating John Juarez from Lake forest California.


I have seen Jersey Boys in Las Vegas and NY. I was very disappointed with The sound quality in Costa Mesa. The sound engineer obviously didn't do a sound check on the balcony. Very disappointed.

2.0 star rating Anonymous from Detroit, Michigan


The musical performances were awesome and the actor who played Frankie had an amazing voice. The lighting and video effects were also really great. That said, we left during intermission. The acting wasn't great, and the bad high-school-drama-club New Jersey accents were painful to listen to. One actor even slipped in and out of his bad accent at random. (I grew up in NJ, and if you saw this Detroit show, please believe me- no one sounds like that.) Trying to leave the theater early was the worst part- it's in a sketchy neighborhood, and the attached parking garage was gated and locked. It was completely deserted, without even an attendant at the exit. We had to get back in via the skywalk, and then drive around to three different intercoms before finding a working one so that someone could open the gate. I definitely won't go back to Fisher Theatre.

2.0 star rating Ruby from Ottawa, Ontario


The music and acting was great BUT it would have been a much better play without the foul language. I felt extremely uncomfortable sitting there listening to their filthy mouths. I would NOT recommend this to anyone.

2.0 star rating Carol Simonette from Minneapolis, Minnesota


I saw Jersey Boys on Broadway and there is no way this compares. Why all the swearing? It took 45 minutes for the group to sing. Why the token gay guy and he had to be flaming? What was the need to discuss and analyze "Walk Like a Man" Why have a rap music/dance group to start the play?

2.0 star rating Fred from Galveston, Texas


I don’t get it! Was a great show, great acting, great songs. Overshadowed by unnecessary ridiculous fowl language. Yes we have all heard the ‘F’ word plenty of times, but not when I hyped up the show to my parents and grandparents. It’s an embarrassment to recommend this show to friends and family who don’t use that language in everyday speech. You’ve dragged a great show through the mire to appease the less morally inclined. Guess it’s the ‘modern’ world we live in ...not true to the 60’s.

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